|Label Number:||SA 2011-19-02|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording|
|Location:||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Date:||June 26, 1976, Afternoon Show|
First release on silver disc.|
Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "MATINEE MAJESTY" (SA 2011-19-02). It will feature Elvis' full June 26th, 1976 afternoon show from Providence, RI.
Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".
The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.
"Matinee Majesty" will be released in March, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool show from The King. It is a magical prequel of another Providence concert, the one from May 23, 1977, released by Straight Arrow just a few weeks ago!
|Concert:||The tour as a whole belongs to the better ones of this year without so many concert highlights. Elvis had a strong voice and tried hard to deliver a solid performance and he succeeded. The setlist is pretty standard with the usual stand-outs You Gave Me A Mountain, America The Beautiful or Hurt. For the collectors a must-have and for all others a nice addition. (Ciscoking)|